Look at your music library, and consider all the songs from your past. Do they say something about your personality? Mine seem to. As someone that has been in bands since his early teens, I have listened to everything in the book. As I grow older, my musical favorites morph and adapt to new music styles, and I love discovering new artists.
I think my choices for this recent top 5 show how varied I am in my listening, and thta's how I am with my gaming. I like variety, I'll give anything a shot as long as it follows a certain rule: the artist (or developer) must be giving it their all. I don't want canned music like Disney clones and I don't want something parroted like Joss Stone. I want original, or at least heart-felt...and usually a little on the "serious" side. I'm not really big on super-poppy stuff, but if the mood strikes, it's great.
Let's get to the music.
First, we have Slayer with their wonderfully hooky and powerful song "Raining Blood." This song literally makes me smile. That intro and the first wave of drums is INCREDIBLE. Simple, but so cool. Then, when it kicks back into the "funky" part, it just SHINES.
Next, we have some Lena Horne. I have watched live performances of her and just beamed as she spit, yelled, and just got waayyy into it. She is a singer, but she phrases things in such a cool, cool way. She is in control.
Let's move on to some Ramones. The Ramones were, in my opinion, a perfect band. They fit easily into your head and won't leave. They write some pretty deep stuff without being preachy. They are attitude and cool without that stupid modern day arrogant sneer'attude that you see all over commercials and movies. They are ugly...you play their songs while driving around with your friends. I love this song: "I wanna' be your boyfriend." It's tough but sweet, and reminds me of dating Leala for the first time.
Here's some Feist. I wish I had seen her live, because I wonder how much of her voice is small bits of effect and how much of her would come across live. Haunting..I love stuff like this. I actually prefer female singers, and while she isn't technically the best, that doesn't matter because I want to hear singing, not an exhibition of training.
Oh boy, some Roy Orbison! Man, what a voice. Strange, but beautiful. He wasn't a looker and sang so much about heartbreak, you wondered how much was truth and how much was incredible singing. "Crying" is not only a classic, but one of my themes, not so much for the content of the lyrics but more for the delivery...I seriously get goosebumps on the high notes. His songs always go up and up..until they crash down, like a good movie or a book you can't put down. We'll miss ya, Roy.
This has been so fun to write, and to look up. Thank you, YouTube. Thank you, internet.
Now check out your music..does it say anything about how you game? Do you play music while you game? (I do if I can.) They are both entertainment, and really can show a lot about a person.